Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

                     Academic Testing

  1. What is the location and contact information for the Office of Academic Testing?
  2. What tests are administered by the Office of Academic Testing?
  3. How may I schedule tests?
  4. How much will placement testing cost me?
  5. What is the deadlinee to pay for a test that I am registered for? 
  6. What types of calculators are permitted on math tests?
  7. What is the difference between a Residual ACT and a national ACT?
  8. How can I get a copy of my test scores?
  9. Does the EKU Testing Office accept COMPASS or KYOTE Scores?
  10. Do I need to take a college readiness/developmental placement test?
  11. Should I take the MAT 112/114 prerequisites skills test?
  12. Where do I park when I come on campus to take a test?
  13. What should I do to register for the PRAXIS test?
  14. Does the Academic Testing office administer the GRE?
  15. What offices administer the GED and the Madison County Adult Education Program?

 

 

 1.  What is the location and contact information for the Office of Academic Testing?

You may find the Office of Academic Testing in Room 340 of the Whitlock Building.  You may also call Academic Testing at 859-622-1281, email academic.testing@eku.edu, or visit the website at www.testing.eku.edu

 2. What tests are administered by the Office of AcademicTesting? 

The Office of Academic Testing administers several University, state, and national tests.  University tests administered by the office include A2/HESI, Residual ACT, University placement tests, and departmental credit-by-exam tests.  State and national tests the office administers include the ACT, SAT, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), GED, Miller Analogies Test (MAT), LSAT, CLEP, CHES, and GRE subject tests.

 3. How may I schedule tests?

Students may visit www.testing.eku.edu to find scheduled test dates, fees, and test policy information related to each test administered by the Office of Academic Testing.   You should contact the Office of Academic Testing to schedule A2/HESI,  Residual ACT, departmental credit-by-exam tests, CLEP tests, the Miller Analogy Test, and University placement tests.  If you wish to to schedule a national test administered at EKU, such as the ACT (www.act.org), the SAT (www.collegeboard.com), FAA, GED, the LSAT (www.lsat.org), GRE subject tests (www.ets.org), or CHES (www.nchec.org), you may visit the national site to view information and register for the test online.    

4. How much will placement testing cost me?

There is no charge for placement testing for currently enrolled EKU students who are attempting to test out of developmental courses. Veterans are exempt from testing fees as well. Adult Learners (over the age of 21) who are taking placement testing for admissions purposes to EKU will be charged a ten dollar fee.

5. What is the deadlinee to pay for a test that I am registered for? 

 Any time before the test (space permitting). Once the student has paid the fee in Student Accounting room 210 of the Whitlock building, they should hold on to the receipt and bring it to their test.

 

6.  What types of calculators are permitted on math tests?

Residual ACT/EKU Placement Exams/MAT 112/114 Prerequisite Skills Exam:  Calculators with computer algebra systems (TI-89, TI-92, Voyager) and graphing calculators equipped with math programs that provide symbolic operations (solving equations, simplifying algebraic expressions, factoring, etc.) that mimic computer algebra systems are not permitted on math exams. Standard scientific or graphing calculators without such capabilities are permitted on math exams.

Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and MAT 201/202 Entrance Exams:  Calculators are not permitted.

7.  What is the difference between a Residual ACT and a National ACT?

The Residual ACT is administered several times each month at participating EKU campuses.  The Residual ACT test results are valid ONLY at EKU and cannot be transferred to any other institution or agency.  No reports will be issued by EKU to high schools, colleges, or scholarship agencies.  A minimum of 60 days must elapse before another Residual test may be taken.  The National ACT is administered on six national test dates each year.  The National ACT test results WILL be reported to high schools, colleges, or scholarship agencies upon a student’s request.

 

               Similarities

               Differences

  • They are both official tests sent from ACT.
  • The residual is taken here in our testing lab.
  • Both are approximately  4 hours long.
  • The National Test costs $38 without writing and $54.50 with writing.
  • Residual costs $53 dollars.
  • Similar study materials can be used for both.
  • Residual ACT scores are only valid here at EKU.
  • They consist of 4 sections: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.
  • National ACT takes 3-8 weeks to receive your scores. Residual ACT usually takes 1-2 weeks.

8.  How can I get a copy of my test scores?

Test scores for the National tests are sent to you and the institutions you listed on the ACT, SAT, etc. test registration form.  For Residual ACT and University placement tests, you may determine the test results by checking your DegreeWorks to check whether your college readiness course needs have changed. These courses are listed beneath the Developmental Coursework section of your DegreeWorks audit.  Any National test results must be requested from the National testing website.  You may go to the Whitlock Building 340 to obtain a copy of EKU test results.  A photo I.D. must be presented.

9.  Does the EKU Testing Office accept COMPASS or KYOTE Scores?

Yes.  If you have taken a COMPASS or KYOTE test and your scores indicate college readiness, those scores can be faxed from your high school or community college to the Testing Office at 859-622-8830.  KYOTE and COMPASS scores are valid one year from the date of the exam.  In addition, in most cases, Academic Testing will also have access to view your scores via the KYOTE or COMPASS test result systems. You may request a copy of your scores by bringing an EKU student ID, a driver’s license, or some other valid form of picture ID to the EKU office of Academic Testing in the Whitlock Building 340.

10.  Do I need to take a college readiness/developmental placement test? 

 If you are a new or transfer student with an ACT sub-score less than 18 in English, less than 19 mathematics, and/or less than 20 in reading or you have an SAT reading score less than 470, SAT math score less than 460, or SAT writing score less than 430, then you should take placement tests.  Placement testing is free, and you have one attempt to demonstrate college readiness proficiency through placement testing.  COMPASS scores or KYOTE scores from high school or a community collegethat indicate college readiness may also exclude the need for placement testing.

 11. Should I take the MAT 112/114 Pre-requisite Skills Test?

If you have ACT Math scores from 19 through 21 or you tested out of college-readiness level math courses during placement testing, you may take the MAT 112/114 Pre-requisite Skills Test. You only need to take this test if your major requires MAT 112 or MAT 114.  This test is administered by the Office of Academic Testing and may be scheduled like any other placement test.  There is a MAT 112/114 Pre-requisite Skills practice test available at www.testing.eku.edu.

12. Where do I park when I come on campus to take a test?

 If the test is given by the Office of Academic Testing in the Whitlock Building, you will need a parking pass.  Students park in the Alumni Coliseum lot.  Parking passes are provided by the Office of Academic Testing or may be picked up at the receptionist desk in the lobby of the Whitlock Building. 

 13. What should I do to register for the PRAXIS test?  PRAXIS Series   

Students should contact the Office of Teacher Admission and Certification to get information about PRAXIS testing.  The phone number is 859-622-1828

14. Does the Academic Testing Office administer the GRE?

The Office of Academic Testing does not administer the GRE.  Students may contact Prometric Test Center in Lexington, KY at 859-268-8147

15. What office administers the GED and the Madison County Adult Education Program? 

Eastern Kentucky University Adult Education Program prepares students for obtaining their GED.  Our testing office administers GED testing once students have completed their GED preparation and pretesting.  Students needing information on GED services may go to the information desk in the Perkins Building, room 302, or call 859-622-8065.

 

                                                 Office of Academic Testing
                                                 Kathy Williams, Director
                                                 Whitlock Building, Room 340
                                                 (859) 622-1281 or (859) 622-1892
                                                 FAX  (859) 622-8830

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